processing extra roo qurstion??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jarodw45, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. jarodw45

    jarodw45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have several extra roos but not too much space all the breeds I'm talking about here are marans, ee and such... what is the youngest that one could process for eating? Just curious what the earliest one has taken these breeds with good results.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    At 12 weeks they will be a little small (under 3 lbs) but very tender and good for frying or grilling. At 16 you can still fry but they will be a little chewier. We like 12. The Marans should have more meat than the EE's if you want to start with one or a few.

    You can process at any age, you just get less meat when young. "Cornish game hens" in the grocery are just young chickens.
     
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  3. jarodw45

    jarodw45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Perfect! Thanks for the help! That's just what I needed to know.
     
  4. jarodw45

    jarodw45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The deed has been done and man alive was it tasty! We made chicken and rice and chicken tacos!
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    sounds yummy, I also like to make chicken an Dumplings, with our extra roos
     
  6. jarodw45

    jarodw45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:that sounds awesome too especially with the colder weather!
     

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